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  • n. A nootropic drug, 2-oxo-1-pyrrolidine acetamide.


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  • Wake up - reach for 2 800mg tabs of piracetam and 250mg choline i've left out the night before, drink glass of water .... 30 minutes later the piracetam will be kicking in and you'll be on top of your bullshit game for the day.

  • He starts with deprenyl and piracetam -- drugs that are normally used to treat diseases like Parkinson's but that casual users can get from overseas sources -- and moves on to a series of amino acids (glutamine, phenylalanine, tyrosine).


  • "nootropics" such as methylphenidate, modafinil and piracetam are increasingly being used by the healthy to augment cognitive ability.

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  • He fantasized about treating his own holiday descent with piracetam, a nootropic with no known toxicity or addictive properties.

    --Richard Powers, 2007, The Echo Maker, p. 356

    November 7, 2008